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WF-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Model: WF-1000XM5
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  • Features
    The Best Noise Cancellation

    The Best Noise Cancellation

    The WF-1000XM5 reduces external noise over a wide bandwidth, from low to high frequencies. It contains two proprietary processors that cancel more external noise than ever, a new high-performance driver unit Dynamic Driver X, dual feedback microphones, and innovative Noise Isolation Earbud Tips for a more stable fit. Real-time noise-cancelling processing can be optimised to provide the best performance for your environment, so you will hear a big difference, especially in aeroplanes, trains, or buses.

    Multi Noise Sensor technology

    Multi Noise Sensor technology

    Three microphones on each earbud, including dual feedback mics, improve low-frequency cancellation performance. This is our biggest ever step forward in noise cancelling, resulting in ambient sound captured even more accurately. So you can enjoy one of our purest sounds.

    Unbeatable Noise Cancellation   

    Unbeatable Noise Cancellation   

    Exclusively developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V2 unlocks the full potential of our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e. This unique combination of technology controls the six microphones, across both ears, to deliver unprecedented noise-cancelling quality that can be adapted to provide the best performance for your environment.

    New high-quality sound and noise cancelling driver unit

    New high-quality sound and noise cancelling driver unit

    The specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X able to reproduce lower frequencies has been improved using a dome-edge separation structure that combines different materials, allowing for a more accurate generation of cancellation waves in the lower frequencies.

    Feel a more stable fitting earbud

    Feel a more stable fitting earbud

    Noise Isolation Earbud Tips feature a unique polyurethane foam material which reduces noise in the high-frequency range. Soft and elastic, they maximise the contact area between the earbud tip and the ear canal, insulating your sound and reducing noise. It also improves adhesion to the ear canal for a more secure, stable fit.

    Astonishing sound quality

    Astonishing sound quality

    The specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X provides wide frequency reproduction, enabling deeper bass, subtle vocals and enhanced fine detail, especially on high-pitched instruments. The consummate performance, across the full range of frequencies, delivers a smooth and natural sound regardless of what you're listening to.

    Enjoy richer, more detailed vocals

    Enjoy richer, more detailed vocals

    Thanks to a specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X for wide frequency reproduction, you will experience richer vocals and enhanced fine details. The diaphragm structure combines several different materials for the dome and the edge, achieving low distortion and a clear sound quality.

    Designed for less distortion

    Designed for less distortion

    By combining our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e and Integrated Processor V2, the WF-1000XM5 incorporates precision 24-bit audio processing and high-performance analogue amplification. The result is low distortion and crystal clear audio reproduction.

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio

    The WF-1000XM5 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC™, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC™ transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio for exceptional High-Resolution Audio quality that is closer than ever to the studio recording.

    AI technology for precision sound

    AI technology for precision sound

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real-time, including those from popular streaming services. It dynamically recognises each song's instrumentation, musical genre and individual elements, and restores high-range sound lost in compression.A = Expanded audio dynamics (strings and whisper-quiet subtleties)B = Restored high frequencies (acoustic and vocal instrument realism)

    Head-tracking function

    Head-tracking function

    Head tracking ensures a realistic and compelling listening experience by automatically adjusting sound fields to compensate for your head movement. Sounds are precisely aligned with your smartphone screen, even as you move, to completely involve you in your viewing by connecting to compatible smartphones/services.

    Certified headphones for a personalised experience

    Certified headphones for a personalised experience

    With 360 Reality Audio certified headphones and the Sony | Headphones Connect app, optimise your experience by analysing your individual ear shape, and enjoy the ultimate immersive music experience.An advanced personal optimisation algorithm gives an even greater sense of sound space, distance and height, allowing you to become even more immersed in the music.

    Learn more about 360 Reality Audio

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs .

    Dolby Atmos® Experience

    Dolby Atmos® Experience

    With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action.

    Sony‘s best ever call quality

    Sony‘s best ever call quality

    Thanks to an AI-based noise reduction algorithm based on Deep Neural Network (DNN) processing, and bone conduction sensors, your voice will come through clear and natural, even in a noisy environment. And if you’re outdoors, the wind noise reduction structure will minimise any wind whooshes, so you always know you’ll be heard.

    Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity

    Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity

    Bone conduction sensors pick up the vibration of your voice directly from your skull bones, helping to isolate your speech from ambient sounds and background noise, for clear calls in even loud environments.

    Mute the outside world for clear call quality

    Mute the outside world for clear call quality

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology and advanced audio signal processing, the person on the other end of the call will hear your voice clearly, even when you are in noisy situations. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using more than 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise, increase accuracy and extract your voice clearly in various environments.

    Always hear and be heard 

    Always hear and be heard 

    A wind noise reduction structure and a mesh wrap in the microphone will minimise noise during calls so you can be heard clearly in windy conditions.

    Small and beautifully designed

    Small and beautifully designed

    With an improved glossy texture and a more luxurious feel, these earbuds fit comfortably in your ears while keeping out external sounds.By downsizing the headphone body and optimising the placement of the components, the earbud is now approximately 25% smaller and 20% lighter than the WF-1000XM4. We’ve also reduced the size of the charging case, so it will sit even more sleekly in your pocket.

    Comfortable and secure

    Comfortable and secure

    Our WF-1000XM5 earbuds feature a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed the WF-1000XM5 utilising extensive ear-shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982. Our continuous evaluation of different ear shapes and sensitivities has helped us design an ideal earbud shape, secure and comfortable for almost everybody.

    A comfortable fit and better sound insulation

    A comfortable fit and better sound insulation

    New Noise Isolation Earbud Tips are made from an exclusive material that improves fitting and increases comfort thanks to reduced pressure in the ear due to a newly designed shape. The earbuds come in four sizes, including SS.

    Smooth switching

    Smooth switching

    For total convenience, the WF-1000XM5 can be paired with two Bluetooth devices simultaneously so, when a call comes in, your headphones can automatically connect to the right one. With the multipoint connection you can quickly switch to a ringing device, then back by simply resuming playback on the other device.

    A clear, stable Bluetooth signal

    A clear, stable Bluetooth signal

    These earbuds utilise a powerful new Integrated Processor V2, which transmits a Bluetooth signal simultaneously to and from both ears, so you can enjoy a stable sound.These earbuds are ready for LE Audio (Beta version), a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.A) Conventional L to R Relay BT Transmission.B) WF-1000XM5 L/R Simultaneous BT Transmission

    Adjusts to the world around you

    Adjusts to the world around you

    Adaptive Sound Control senses where you are and what you’re doing, then uses AI to change ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it will learn your behaviour, recognise locations you visit often, and tailor the sound to suit your location.

    A new sound experience for AR gaming

    A new sound experience for AR gaming

    If you’re looking for new entertainment options beyond music and movies, the WF-1000XM5 uses new sensors and spatial sound technology to deliver immersive sound for Augmented Reality games like "Ingress" from Niantic.When playing "Ingress" with the WF-1000XM5, sensor and spatial sound technologies deliver a new experience: using head tracking, the sound is conveyed from different directions to line up perfectly with the action on the screen.

    Seamless music and audio notifications

    Seamless music and audio notifications

    Auto Play delivers music and audio notifications just when you need them. Music plays at your preferred timings, such as when you're putting your headphones on or starting to walk for a break, uplifting your mood effortlessly. Audio notification reminds you of all your important events, so your phone can stay safely in your pocket. Link with Spotify, Endel and Music apps to get your favourite music and relaxing soundscapes. Auto Play app is in Beta, which means its features and experiences might be changed and improved.

    Discover a new sound experience

    Talk and hear only ambient sound

    Talk and hear only ambient sound

    You can set Speak-to-Chat to pause the music as soon as you start speaking to someone, so you can hear just ambient sound and conduct a conversation – handy if you want to keep your headphones on or your hands are full. Once your chat is over, your music will start playing again automatically.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    1. Just take the earbuds out of your ears, and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds.2. Pop the earbuds back in, and the music starts again.

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    With Quick Access, you can configure these wireless earbuds to resume Spotify music playback or Endel personalised soundscapes with two or three taps – with no need to touch your smartphone.

    Discover a new sound experience

    Control headphones with head gestures

    Control headphones with head gestures

    You can operate your earbuds using natural head gestures, like receiving or declining calls or operating Auto Play by nodding or shaking your head.

    Everything at your fingertips

    Everything at your fingertips

    Tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound, long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track. You can even turn the volume up or down by tapping four or more times in a row. With simple customisation available in the free Headphones Connect app you can assign your own functions to each earbud.

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    To help protect your ears, you can check your volume compared to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). For example, when 80% of the WHO weekly sound pressure standard is reached, the volume will automatically drop to a level with less impact on your ear. If you want to track the benefits, you can visualise the time that noise cancellation has protected your ears from sounds that could harm your hearing.

    Explore Sony Headphones Connect

    How do you like to listen?

    How do you like to listen?

    With the Sony | Headphones Connect app, Ambient Sound Control lets you adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to allow focusing on voices. Thanks to the new Equaliser setting, you can adjust the sound to your preference by listening to and comparing your preferred sound quality within the app.

    Control with your voice

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help by saying “Ok Google" or “Alexa" to activate your preferred voice assistant. Then, listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control the features of your headphones, like noise cancellation with your voice.

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    In one tap, the WF-1000XM5 enables quick, effortless Bluetooth pairing with your Android™ devices.You can even check to see where you last placed them.

    Easy pairing with your computer

    Easy pairing with your computer

    Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your headphones with your Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet. When pairing mode is selected, pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices.

    Water resistant for everyday use

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these headphones – so you can keep moving to the music.

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy up to 8 hours of charge on your headphones and store another 16 hours in the case for a full 24 hours of listening every time you leave the house. And, for your convenience, a 3-minute quick charge will give you up to 60 minutes of play. The Sony | Headphones Connect app will notify you when your charging case drops below 30.

    Easy wireless charging with Qi technology

    Easy wireless charging with Qi technology

    Qi technology offers easy wireless charging. You can even use a smartphone with Qi technology and battery share function, like the latest Xperia models, to charge your headphones in their charging case.

    Aiming to achieve a smaller footprint

    Aiming to achieve a smaller footprint

    Inspired by the beauty of the world, Sony is playing its part to help preserve the Earth. We are accelerating numerous initiatives to benefit the environment to achieve a zero environmental footprint across the entire Sony Group by the year 2050.

    Recycled plastic materials

    Recycled plastic materials

    The WF-1000XM5 is constructed using a variety of recycled plastic materials.

    Packaging made from 100% paper materials

    Packaging made from 100% paper materials

    We continue to advance the adoption of Sony’s proprietary paper, Original Blended Material, for the packaging of our flagship headphone model, the 1000X series (the WF-1000XM5, WF-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM5). Original Blended Material is an environmentally conscious paper material made from bamboo, sugarcane fibres, and post-consumer recycled paper.

  • Specifications

    Size & Weight

    Weight

    Approx. 5.9 g x 2 (including earbud tips (M) )

    General Features

    Headphone Type

    Closed, dynamic

    Driver Unit

    8.4 mm

    Frequency Response(Bluetooth® Communication)

    20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling) / 20 Hz - 40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz sampling 990 kbps)

    Volume Control

    Yes

    Waterproof

    Yes (IPX4 equivalent)

    DSEE Extreme

    Yes

    AMBIENT SOUND MODE

    Yes

    Battery

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 1.5 Hrs

    Battery Charge Method

    USB charge / Wireless charge (with case)

    Battery Life(continuous music playback time)

    Max. 8 hrs (NC ON) / Max. 12 hrs (NC OFF)

    BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

    Max. 6 hrs (NC ON) / Max. 7 hrs (NC OFF)

    Bluetooth® Specification

    Bluetooth® version

    Bluetooth Specification Version 5.3

    Effective Range

    10 m

    Frequency Range

    2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)

    Profile

    A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, TMAP, CSIP, MCP, VCP, CCP

    Supported Audio Format(s)

    SBC, AAC, LDAC, LC3

    Supported Content Protection

    SCMS-T

    Noise Cancelling

    Ambient Sound Mode

    Yes

    Quick Attention

    Yes

    Charging Case

    Weight

    Approx. 39 g

    Dimension

    Approx. 64.6 x 40.0 x 26.5 mm

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 2 Hrs (USB charging)

  • Support
  • Features
    The Best Noise Cancellation

    The Best Noise Cancellation

    The WF-1000XM5 reduces external noise over a wide bandwidth, from low to high frequencies. It contains two proprietary processors that cancel more external noise than ever, a new high-performance driver unit Dynamic Driver X, dual feedback microphones, and innovative Noise Isolation Earbud Tips for a more stable fit. Real-time noise-cancelling processing can be optimised to provide the best performance for your environment, so you will hear a big difference, especially in aeroplanes, trains, or buses.

    Multi Noise Sensor technology

    Multi Noise Sensor technology

    Three microphones on each earbud, including dual feedback mics, improve low-frequency cancellation performance. This is our biggest ever step forward in noise cancelling, resulting in ambient sound captured even more accurately. So you can enjoy one of our purest sounds.

    Unbeatable Noise Cancellation   

    Unbeatable Noise Cancellation   

    Exclusively developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V2 unlocks the full potential of our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e. This unique combination of technology controls the six microphones, across both ears, to deliver unprecedented noise-cancelling quality that can be adapted to provide the best performance for your environment.

    New high-quality sound and noise cancelling driver unit

    New high-quality sound and noise cancelling driver unit

    The specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X able to reproduce lower frequencies has been improved using a dome-edge separation structure that combines different materials, allowing for a more accurate generation of cancellation waves in the lower frequencies.

    Feel a more stable fitting earbud

    Feel a more stable fitting earbud

    Noise Isolation Earbud Tips feature a unique polyurethane foam material which reduces noise in the high-frequency range. Soft and elastic, they maximise the contact area between the earbud tip and the ear canal, insulating your sound and reducing noise. It also improves adhesion to the ear canal for a more secure, stable fit.

    Astonishing sound quality

    Astonishing sound quality

    The specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X provides wide frequency reproduction, enabling deeper bass, subtle vocals and enhanced fine detail, especially on high-pitched instruments. The consummate performance, across the full range of frequencies, delivers a smooth and natural sound regardless of what you're listening to.

    Enjoy richer, more detailed vocals

    Enjoy richer, more detailed vocals

    Thanks to a specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X for wide frequency reproduction, you will experience richer vocals and enhanced fine details. The diaphragm structure combines several different materials for the dome and the edge, achieving low distortion and a clear sound quality.

    Designed for less distortion

    Designed for less distortion

    By combining our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e and Integrated Processor V2, the WF-1000XM5 incorporates precision 24-bit audio processing and high-performance analogue amplification. The result is low distortion and crystal clear audio reproduction.

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio

    The WF-1000XM5 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC™, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC™ transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio for exceptional High-Resolution Audio quality that is closer than ever to the studio recording.

    AI technology for precision sound

    AI technology for precision sound

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real-time, including those from popular streaming services. It dynamically recognises each song's instrumentation, musical genre and individual elements, and restores high-range sound lost in compression.A = Expanded audio dynamics (strings and whisper-quiet subtleties)B = Restored high frequencies (acoustic and vocal instrument realism)

    Head-tracking function

    Head-tracking function

    Head tracking ensures a realistic and compelling listening experience by automatically adjusting sound fields to compensate for your head movement. Sounds are precisely aligned with your smartphone screen, even as you move, to completely involve you in your viewing by connecting to compatible smartphones/services.

    Certified headphones for a personalised experience

    Certified headphones for a personalised experience

    With 360 Reality Audio certified headphones and the Sony | Headphones Connect app, optimise your experience by analysing your individual ear shape, and enjoy the ultimate immersive music experience.An advanced personal optimisation algorithm gives an even greater sense of sound space, distance and height, allowing you to become even more immersed in the music.

    Learn more about 360 Reality Audio

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs .

    Dolby Atmos® Experience

    Dolby Atmos® Experience

    With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action.

    Sony‘s best ever call quality

    Sony‘s best ever call quality

    Thanks to an AI-based noise reduction algorithm based on Deep Neural Network (DNN) processing, and bone conduction sensors, your voice will come through clear and natural, even in a noisy environment. And if you’re outdoors, the wind noise reduction structure will minimise any wind whooshes, so you always know you’ll be heard.

    Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity

    Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity

    Bone conduction sensors pick up the vibration of your voice directly from your skull bones, helping to isolate your speech from ambient sounds and background noise, for clear calls in even loud environments.

    Mute the outside world for clear call quality

    Mute the outside world for clear call quality

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology and advanced audio signal processing, the person on the other end of the call will hear your voice clearly, even when you are in noisy situations. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using more than 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise, increase accuracy and extract your voice clearly in various environments.

    Always hear and be heard 

    Always hear and be heard 

    A wind noise reduction structure and a mesh wrap in the microphone will minimise noise during calls so you can be heard clearly in windy conditions.

    Small and beautifully designed

    Small and beautifully designed

    With an improved glossy texture and a more luxurious feel, these earbuds fit comfortably in your ears while keeping out external sounds.By downsizing the headphone body and optimising the placement of the components, the earbud is now approximately 25% smaller and 20% lighter than the WF-1000XM4. We’ve also reduced the size of the charging case, so it will sit even more sleekly in your pocket.

    Comfortable and secure

    Comfortable and secure

    Our WF-1000XM5 earbuds feature a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed the WF-1000XM5 utilising extensive ear-shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982. Our continuous evaluation of different ear shapes and sensitivities has helped us design an ideal earbud shape, secure and comfortable for almost everybody.

    A comfortable fit and better sound insulation

    A comfortable fit and better sound insulation

    New Noise Isolation Earbud Tips are made from an exclusive material that improves fitting and increases comfort thanks to reduced pressure in the ear due to a newly designed shape. The earbuds come in four sizes, including SS.

    Smooth switching

    Smooth switching

    For total convenience, the WF-1000XM5 can be paired with two Bluetooth devices simultaneously so, when a call comes in, your headphones can automatically connect to the right one. With the multipoint connection you can quickly switch to a ringing device, then back by simply resuming playback on the other device.

    A clear, stable Bluetooth signal

    A clear, stable Bluetooth signal

    These earbuds utilise a powerful new Integrated Processor V2, which transmits a Bluetooth signal simultaneously to and from both ears, so you can enjoy a stable sound.These earbuds are ready for LE Audio (Beta version), a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.A) Conventional L to R Relay BT Transmission.B) WF-1000XM5 L/R Simultaneous BT Transmission

    Adjusts to the world around you

    Adjusts to the world around you

    Adaptive Sound Control senses where you are and what you’re doing, then uses AI to change ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it will learn your behaviour, recognise locations you visit often, and tailor the sound to suit your location.

    A new sound experience for AR gaming

    A new sound experience for AR gaming

    If you’re looking for new entertainment options beyond music and movies, the WF-1000XM5 uses new sensors and spatial sound technology to deliver immersive sound for Augmented Reality games like "Ingress" from Niantic.When playing "Ingress" with the WF-1000XM5, sensor and spatial sound technologies deliver a new experience: using head tracking, the sound is conveyed from different directions to line up perfectly with the action on the screen.

    Seamless music and audio notifications

    Seamless music and audio notifications

    Auto Play delivers music and audio notifications just when you need them. Music plays at your preferred timings, such as when you're putting your headphones on or starting to walk for a break, uplifting your mood effortlessly. Audio notification reminds you of all your important events, so your phone can stay safely in your pocket. Link with Spotify, Endel and Music apps to get your favourite music and relaxing soundscapes. Auto Play app is in Beta, which means its features and experiences might be changed and improved.

    Discover a new sound experience

    Talk and hear only ambient sound

    Talk and hear only ambient sound

    You can set Speak-to-Chat to pause the music as soon as you start speaking to someone, so you can hear just ambient sound and conduct a conversation – handy if you want to keep your headphones on or your hands are full. Once your chat is over, your music will start playing again automatically.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    1. Just take the earbuds out of your ears, and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds.2. Pop the earbuds back in, and the music starts again.

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    With Quick Access, you can configure these wireless earbuds to resume Spotify music playback or Endel personalised soundscapes with two or three taps – with no need to touch your smartphone.

    Discover a new sound experience

    Control headphones with head gestures

    Control headphones with head gestures

    You can operate your earbuds using natural head gestures, like receiving or declining calls or operating Auto Play by nodding or shaking your head.

    Everything at your fingertips

    Everything at your fingertips

    Tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound, long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track. You can even turn the volume up or down by tapping four or more times in a row. With simple customisation available in the free Headphones Connect app you can assign your own functions to each earbud.

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    To help protect your ears, you can check your volume compared to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). For example, when 80% of the WHO weekly sound pressure standard is reached, the volume will automatically drop to a level with less impact on your ear. If you want to track the benefits, you can visualise the time that noise cancellation has protected your ears from sounds that could harm your hearing.

    Explore Sony Headphones Connect

    How do you like to listen?

    How do you like to listen?

    With the Sony | Headphones Connect app, Ambient Sound Control lets you adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to allow focusing on voices. Thanks to the new Equaliser setting, you can adjust the sound to your preference by listening to and comparing your preferred sound quality within the app.

    Control with your voice

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help by saying “Ok Google" or “Alexa" to activate your preferred voice assistant. Then, listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control the features of your headphones, like noise cancellation with your voice.

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    In one tap, the WF-1000XM5 enables quick, effortless Bluetooth pairing with your Android™ devices.You can even check to see where you last placed them.

    Easy pairing with your computer

    Easy pairing with your computer

    Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your headphones with your Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet. When pairing mode is selected, pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices.

    Water resistant for everyday use

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these headphones – so you can keep moving to the music.

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy up to 8 hours of charge on your headphones and store another 16 hours in the case for a full 24 hours of listening every time you leave the house. And, for your convenience, a 3-minute quick charge will give you up to 60 minutes of play. The Sony | Headphones Connect app will notify you when your charging case drops below 30.

    Easy wireless charging with Qi technology

    Easy wireless charging with Qi technology

    Qi technology offers easy wireless charging. You can even use a smartphone with Qi technology and battery share function, like the latest Xperia models, to charge your headphones in their charging case.

    Aiming to achieve a smaller footprint

    Aiming to achieve a smaller footprint

    Inspired by the beauty of the world, Sony is playing its part to help preserve the Earth. We are accelerating numerous initiatives to benefit the environment to achieve a zero environmental footprint across the entire Sony Group by the year 2050.

    Recycled plastic materials

    Recycled plastic materials

    The WF-1000XM5 is constructed using a variety of recycled plastic materials.

    Packaging made from 100% paper materials

    Packaging made from 100% paper materials

    We continue to advance the adoption of Sony’s proprietary paper, Original Blended Material, for the packaging of our flagship headphone model, the 1000X series (the WF-1000XM5, WF-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM5). Original Blended Material is an environmentally conscious paper material made from bamboo, sugarcane fibres, and post-consumer recycled paper.

  • Specifications

    Size & Weight

    Weight

    Approx. 5.9 g x 2 (including earbud tips (M) )

    General Features

    Headphone Type

    Closed, dynamic

    Driver Unit

    8.4 mm

    Frequency Response(Bluetooth® Communication)

    20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling) / 20 Hz - 40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz sampling 990 kbps)

    Volume Control

    Yes

    Waterproof

    Yes (IPX4 equivalent)

    DSEE Extreme

    Yes

    AMBIENT SOUND MODE

    Yes

    Battery

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 1.5 Hrs

    Battery Charge Method

    USB charge / Wireless charge (with case)

    Battery Life(continuous music playback time)

    Max. 8 hrs (NC ON) / Max. 12 hrs (NC OFF)

    BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

    Max. 6 hrs (NC ON) / Max. 7 hrs (NC OFF)

    Bluetooth® Specification

    Bluetooth® version

    Bluetooth Specification Version 5.3

    Effective Range

    10 m

    Frequency Range

    2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)

    Profile

    A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, TMAP, CSIP, MCP, VCP, CCP

    Supported Audio Format(s)

    SBC, AAC, LDAC, LC3

    Supported Content Protection

    SCMS-T

    Noise Cancelling

    Ambient Sound Mode

    Yes

    Quick Attention

    Yes

    Charging Case

    Weight

    Approx. 39 g

    Dimension

    Approx. 64.6 x 40.0 x 26.5 mm

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 2 Hrs (USB charging)

  • Support
  • features
    • Features
      The Best Noise Cancellation

      The Best Noise Cancellation

      The WF-1000XM5 reduces external noise over a wide bandwidth, from low to high frequencies. It contains two proprietary processors that cancel more external noise than ever, a new high-performance driver unit Dynamic Driver X, dual feedback microphones, and innovative Noise Isolation Earbud Tips for a more stable fit. Real-time noise-cancelling processing can be optimised to provide the best performance for your environment, so you will hear a big difference, especially in aeroplanes, trains, or buses.

      Multi Noise Sensor technology

      Multi Noise Sensor technology

      Three microphones on each earbud, including dual feedback mics, improve low-frequency cancellation performance. This is our biggest ever step forward in noise cancelling, resulting in ambient sound captured even more accurately. So you can enjoy one of our purest sounds.

      Unbeatable Noise Cancellation   

      Unbeatable Noise Cancellation   

      Exclusively developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V2 unlocks the full potential of our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e. This unique combination of technology controls the six microphones, across both ears, to deliver unprecedented noise-cancelling quality that can be adapted to provide the best performance for your environment.

      New high-quality sound and noise cancelling driver unit

      New high-quality sound and noise cancelling driver unit

      The specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X able to reproduce lower frequencies has been improved using a dome-edge separation structure that combines different materials, allowing for a more accurate generation of cancellation waves in the lower frequencies.

      Feel a more stable fitting earbud

      Feel a more stable fitting earbud

      Noise Isolation Earbud Tips feature a unique polyurethane foam material which reduces noise in the high-frequency range. Soft and elastic, they maximise the contact area between the earbud tip and the ear canal, insulating your sound and reducing noise. It also improves adhesion to the ear canal for a more secure, stable fit.

      Astonishing sound quality

      Astonishing sound quality

      The specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X provides wide frequency reproduction, enabling deeper bass, subtle vocals and enhanced fine detail, especially on high-pitched instruments. The consummate performance, across the full range of frequencies, delivers a smooth and natural sound regardless of what you're listening to.

      Enjoy richer, more detailed vocals

      Enjoy richer, more detailed vocals

      Thanks to a specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X for wide frequency reproduction, you will experience richer vocals and enhanced fine details. The diaphragm structure combines several different materials for the dome and the edge, achieving low distortion and a clear sound quality.

      Designed for less distortion

      Designed for less distortion

      By combining our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e and Integrated Processor V2, the WF-1000XM5 incorporates precision 24-bit audio processing and high-performance analogue amplification. The result is low distortion and crystal clear audio reproduction.

      Enjoy High-Resolution Audio

      Enjoy High-Resolution Audio

      The WF-1000XM5 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC™, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC™ transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio for exceptional High-Resolution Audio quality that is closer than ever to the studio recording.

      AI technology for precision sound

      AI technology for precision sound

      Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real-time, including those from popular streaming services. It dynamically recognises each song's instrumentation, musical genre and individual elements, and restores high-range sound lost in compression.A = Expanded audio dynamics (strings and whisper-quiet subtleties)B = Restored high frequencies (acoustic and vocal instrument realism)

      Head-tracking function

      Head-tracking function

      Head tracking ensures a realistic and compelling listening experience by automatically adjusting sound fields to compensate for your head movement. Sounds are precisely aligned with your smartphone screen, even as you move, to completely involve you in your viewing by connecting to compatible smartphones/services.

      Certified headphones for a personalised experience

      Certified headphones for a personalised experience

      With 360 Reality Audio certified headphones and the Sony | Headphones Connect app, optimise your experience by analysing your individual ear shape, and enjoy the ultimate immersive music experience.An advanced personal optimisation algorithm gives an even greater sense of sound space, distance and height, allowing you to become even more immersed in the music.

      Learn more about 360 Reality Audio

      360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

      360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

      With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs .

      Dolby Atmos® Experience

      Dolby Atmos® Experience

      With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action.

      Sony‘s best ever call quality

      Sony‘s best ever call quality

      Thanks to an AI-based noise reduction algorithm based on Deep Neural Network (DNN) processing, and bone conduction sensors, your voice will come through clear and natural, even in a noisy environment. And if you’re outdoors, the wind noise reduction structure will minimise any wind whooshes, so you always know you’ll be heard.

      Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity

      Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity

      Bone conduction sensors pick up the vibration of your voice directly from your skull bones, helping to isolate your speech from ambient sounds and background noise, for clear calls in even loud environments.

      Mute the outside world for clear call quality

      Mute the outside world for clear call quality

      With Precise Voice Pickup Technology and advanced audio signal processing, the person on the other end of the call will hear your voice clearly, even when you are in noisy situations. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using more than 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise, increase accuracy and extract your voice clearly in various environments.

      Always hear and be heard 

      Always hear and be heard 

      A wind noise reduction structure and a mesh wrap in the microphone will minimise noise during calls so you can be heard clearly in windy conditions.

      Small and beautifully designed

      Small and beautifully designed

      With an improved glossy texture and a more luxurious feel, these earbuds fit comfortably in your ears while keeping out external sounds.By downsizing the headphone body and optimising the placement of the components, the earbud is now approximately 25% smaller and 20% lighter than the WF-1000XM4. We’ve also reduced the size of the charging case, so it will sit even more sleekly in your pocket.

      Comfortable and secure

      Comfortable and secure

      Our WF-1000XM5 earbuds feature a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed the WF-1000XM5 utilising extensive ear-shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982. Our continuous evaluation of different ear shapes and sensitivities has helped us design an ideal earbud shape, secure and comfortable for almost everybody.

      A comfortable fit and better sound insulation

      A comfortable fit and better sound insulation

      New Noise Isolation Earbud Tips are made from an exclusive material that improves fitting and increases comfort thanks to reduced pressure in the ear due to a newly designed shape. The earbuds come in four sizes, including SS.

      Smooth switching

      Smooth switching

      For total convenience, the WF-1000XM5 can be paired with two Bluetooth devices simultaneously so, when a call comes in, your headphones can automatically connect to the right one. With the multipoint connection you can quickly switch to a ringing device, then back by simply resuming playback on the other device.

      A clear, stable Bluetooth signal

      A clear, stable Bluetooth signal

      These earbuds utilise a powerful new Integrated Processor V2, which transmits a Bluetooth signal simultaneously to and from both ears, so you can enjoy a stable sound.These earbuds are ready for LE Audio (Beta version), a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.A) Conventional L to R Relay BT Transmission.B) WF-1000XM5 L/R Simultaneous BT Transmission

      Adjusts to the world around you

      Adjusts to the world around you

      Adaptive Sound Control senses where you are and what you’re doing, then uses AI to change ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it will learn your behaviour, recognise locations you visit often, and tailor the sound to suit your location.

      A new sound experience for AR gaming

      A new sound experience for AR gaming

      If you’re looking for new entertainment options beyond music and movies, the WF-1000XM5 uses new sensors and spatial sound technology to deliver immersive sound for Augmented Reality games like "Ingress" from Niantic.When playing "Ingress" with the WF-1000XM5, sensor and spatial sound technologies deliver a new experience: using head tracking, the sound is conveyed from different directions to line up perfectly with the action on the screen.

      Seamless music and audio notifications

      Seamless music and audio notifications

      Auto Play delivers music and audio notifications just when you need them. Music plays at your preferred timings, such as when you're putting your headphones on or starting to walk for a break, uplifting your mood effortlessly. Audio notification reminds you of all your important events, so your phone can stay safely in your pocket. Link with Spotify, Endel and Music apps to get your favourite music and relaxing soundscapes. Auto Play app is in Beta, which means its features and experiences might be changed and improved.

      Discover a new sound experience

      Talk and hear only ambient sound

      Talk and hear only ambient sound

      You can set Speak-to-Chat to pause the music as soon as you start speaking to someone, so you can hear just ambient sound and conduct a conversation – handy if you want to keep your headphones on or your hands are full. Once your chat is over, your music will start playing again automatically.

      Instant pause. Instant play.

      Instant pause. Instant play.

      1. Just take the earbuds out of your ears, and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds.2. Pop the earbuds back in, and the music starts again.

      Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

      Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

      With Quick Access, you can configure these wireless earbuds to resume Spotify music playback or Endel personalised soundscapes with two or three taps – with no need to touch your smartphone.

      Discover a new sound experience

      Control headphones with head gestures

      Control headphones with head gestures

      You can operate your earbuds using natural head gestures, like receiving or declining calls or operating Auto Play by nodding or shaking your head.

      Everything at your fingertips

      Everything at your fingertips

      Tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound, long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track. You can even turn the volume up or down by tapping four or more times in a row. With simple customisation available in the free Headphones Connect app you can assign your own functions to each earbud.

      Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

      Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

      To help protect your ears, you can check your volume compared to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). For example, when 80% of the WHO weekly sound pressure standard is reached, the volume will automatically drop to a level with less impact on your ear. If you want to track the benefits, you can visualise the time that noise cancellation has protected your ears from sounds that could harm your hearing.

      Explore Sony Headphones Connect

      How do you like to listen?

      How do you like to listen?

      With the Sony | Headphones Connect app, Ambient Sound Control lets you adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to allow focusing on voices. Thanks to the new Equaliser setting, you can adjust the sound to your preference by listening to and comparing your preferred sound quality within the app.

      Control with your voice

      Control with your voice

      Get hands-free help by saying “Ok Google" or “Alexa" to activate your preferred voice assistant. Then, listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control the features of your headphones, like noise cancellation with your voice.

      Find your headphones with Fast Pair

      Find your headphones with Fast Pair

      In one tap, the WF-1000XM5 enables quick, effortless Bluetooth pairing with your Android™ devices.You can even check to see where you last placed them.

      Easy pairing with your computer

      Easy pairing with your computer

      Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your headphones with your Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet. When pairing mode is selected, pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices.

      Water resistant for everyday use

      Water resistant for everyday use

      With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these headphones – so you can keep moving to the music.

      Listen all day, charge in minutes

      Listen all day, charge in minutes

      You can enjoy up to 8 hours of charge on your headphones and store another 16 hours in the case for a full 24 hours of listening every time you leave the house. And, for your convenience, a 3-minute quick charge will give you up to 60 minutes of play. The Sony | Headphones Connect app will notify you when your charging case drops below 30.

      Easy wireless charging with Qi technology

      Easy wireless charging with Qi technology

      Qi technology offers easy wireless charging. You can even use a smartphone with Qi technology and battery share function, like the latest Xperia models, to charge your headphones in their charging case.

      Aiming to achieve a smaller footprint

      Aiming to achieve a smaller footprint

      Inspired by the beauty of the world, Sony is playing its part to help preserve the Earth. We are accelerating numerous initiatives to benefit the environment to achieve a zero environmental footprint across the entire Sony Group by the year 2050.

      Recycled plastic materials

      Recycled plastic materials

      The WF-1000XM5 is constructed using a variety of recycled plastic materials.

      Packaging made from 100% paper materials

      Packaging made from 100% paper materials

      We continue to advance the adoption of Sony’s proprietary paper, Original Blended Material, for the packaging of our flagship headphone model, the 1000X series (the WF-1000XM5, WF-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM5). Original Blended Material is an environmentally conscious paper material made from bamboo, sugarcane fibres, and post-consumer recycled paper.

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      Size & Weight

      Weight

      Approx. 5.9 g x 2 (including earbud tips (M) )

      General Features

      Headphone Type

      Closed, dynamic

      Driver Unit

      8.4 mm

      Frequency Response(Bluetooth® Communication)

      20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling) / 20 Hz - 40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz sampling 990 kbps)

      Volume Control

      Yes

      Waterproof

      Yes (IPX4 equivalent)

      DSEE Extreme

      Yes

      AMBIENT SOUND MODE

      Yes

      Battery

      Battery Charge Time

      Approx. 1.5 Hrs

      Battery Charge Method

      USB charge / Wireless charge (with case)

      Battery Life(continuous music playback time)

      Max. 8 hrs (NC ON) / Max. 12 hrs (NC OFF)

      BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

      Max. 6 hrs (NC ON) / Max. 7 hrs (NC OFF)

      Bluetooth® Specification

      Bluetooth® version

      Bluetooth Specification Version 5.3

      Effective Range

      10 m

      Frequency Range

      2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)

      Profile

      A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, TMAP, CSIP, MCP, VCP, CCP

      Supported Audio Format(s)

      SBC, AAC, LDAC, LC3

      Supported Content Protection

      SCMS-T

      Noise Cancelling

      Ambient Sound Mode

      Yes

      Quick Attention

      Yes

      Charging Case

      Weight

      Approx. 39 g

      Dimension

      Approx. 64.6 x 40.0 x 26.5 mm

      Battery Charge Time

      Approx. 2 Hrs (USB charging)

  • Support
  • features
    • Features
      The Best Noise Cancellation

      The Best Noise Cancellation

      The WF-1000XM5 reduces external noise over a wide bandwidth, from low to high frequencies. It contains two proprietary processors that cancel more external noise than ever, a new high-performance driver unit Dynamic Driver X, dual feedback microphones, and innovative Noise Isolation Earbud Tips for a more stable fit. Real-time noise-cancelling processing can be optimised to provide the best performance for your environment, so you will hear a big difference, especially in aeroplanes, trains, or buses.

      Multi Noise Sensor technology

      Multi Noise Sensor technology

      Three microphones on each earbud, including dual feedback mics, improve low-frequency cancellation performance. This is our biggest ever step forward in noise cancelling, resulting in ambient sound captured even more accurately. So you can enjoy one of our purest sounds.

      Unbeatable Noise Cancellation   

      Unbeatable Noise Cancellation   

      Exclusively developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V2 unlocks the full potential of our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e. This unique combination of technology controls the six microphones, across both ears, to deliver unprecedented noise-cancelling quality that can be adapted to provide the best performance for your environment.

      New high-quality sound and noise cancelling driver unit

      New high-quality sound and noise cancelling driver unit

      The specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X able to reproduce lower frequencies has been improved using a dome-edge separation structure that combines different materials, allowing for a more accurate generation of cancellation waves in the lower frequencies.

      Feel a more stable fitting earbud

      Feel a more stable fitting earbud

      Noise Isolation Earbud Tips feature a unique polyurethane foam material which reduces noise in the high-frequency range. Soft and elastic, they maximise the contact area between the earbud tip and the ear canal, insulating your sound and reducing noise. It also improves adhesion to the ear canal for a more secure, stable fit.

      Astonishing sound quality

      Astonishing sound quality

      The specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X provides wide frequency reproduction, enabling deeper bass, subtle vocals and enhanced fine detail, especially on high-pitched instruments. The consummate performance, across the full range of frequencies, delivers a smooth and natural sound regardless of what you're listening to.

      Enjoy richer, more detailed vocals

      Enjoy richer, more detailed vocals

      Thanks to a specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X for wide frequency reproduction, you will experience richer vocals and enhanced fine details. The diaphragm structure combines several different materials for the dome and the edge, achieving low distortion and a clear sound quality.

      Designed for less distortion

      Designed for less distortion

      By combining our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e and Integrated Processor V2, the WF-1000XM5 incorporates precision 24-bit audio processing and high-performance analogue amplification. The result is low distortion and crystal clear audio reproduction.

      Enjoy High-Resolution Audio

      Enjoy High-Resolution Audio

      The WF-1000XM5 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC™, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC™ transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio for exceptional High-Resolution Audio quality that is closer than ever to the studio recording.

      AI technology for precision sound

      AI technology for precision sound

      Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real-time, including those from popular streaming services. It dynamically recognises each song's instrumentation, musical genre and individual elements, and restores high-range sound lost in compression.A = Expanded audio dynamics (strings and whisper-quiet subtleties)B = Restored high frequencies (acoustic and vocal instrument realism)

      Head-tracking function

      Head-tracking function

      Head tracking ensures a realistic and compelling listening experience by automatically adjusting sound fields to compensate for your head movement. Sounds are precisely aligned with your smartphone screen, even as you move, to completely involve you in your viewing by connecting to compatible smartphones/services.

      Certified headphones for a personalised experience

      Certified headphones for a personalised experience

      With 360 Reality Audio certified headphones and the Sony | Headphones Connect app, optimise your experience by analysing your individual ear shape, and enjoy the ultimate immersive music experience.An advanced personal optimisation algorithm gives an even greater sense of sound space, distance and height, allowing you to become even more immersed in the music.

      Learn more about 360 Reality Audio

      360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

      360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

      With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs .

      Dolby Atmos® Experience

      Dolby Atmos® Experience

      With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action.

      Sony‘s best ever call quality

      Sony‘s best ever call quality

      Thanks to an AI-based noise reduction algorithm based on Deep Neural Network (DNN) processing, and bone conduction sensors, your voice will come through clear and natural, even in a noisy environment. And if you’re outdoors, the wind noise reduction structure will minimise any wind whooshes, so you always know you’ll be heard.

      Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity

      Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity

      Bone conduction sensors pick up the vibration of your voice directly from your skull bones, helping to isolate your speech from ambient sounds and background noise, for clear calls in even loud environments.

      Mute the outside world for clear call quality

      Mute the outside world for clear call quality

      With Precise Voice Pickup Technology and advanced audio signal processing, the person on the other end of the call will hear your voice clearly, even when you are in noisy situations. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using more than 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise, increase accuracy and extract your voice clearly in various environments.

      Always hear and be heard 

      Always hear and be heard 

      A wind noise reduction structure and a mesh wrap in the microphone will minimise noise during calls so you can be heard clearly in windy conditions.

      Small and beautifully designed

      Small and beautifully designed

      With an improved glossy texture and a more luxurious feel, these earbuds fit comfortably in your ears while keeping out external sounds.By downsizing the headphone body and optimising the placement of the components, the earbud is now approximately 25% smaller and 20% lighter than the WF-1000XM4. We’ve also reduced the size of the charging case, so it will sit even more sleekly in your pocket.

      Comfortable and secure

      Comfortable and secure

      Our WF-1000XM5 earbuds feature a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed the WF-1000XM5 utilising extensive ear-shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982. Our continuous evaluation of different ear shapes and sensitivities has helped us design an ideal earbud shape, secure and comfortable for almost everybody.

      A comfortable fit and better sound insulation

      A comfortable fit and better sound insulation

      New Noise Isolation Earbud Tips are made from an exclusive material that improves fitting and increases comfort thanks to reduced pressure in the ear due to a newly designed shape. The earbuds come in four sizes, including SS.

      Smooth switching

      Smooth switching

      For total convenience, the WF-1000XM5 can be paired with two Bluetooth devices simultaneously so, when a call comes in, your headphones can automatically connect to the right one. With the multipoint connection you can quickly switch to a ringing device, then back by simply resuming playback on the other device.

      A clear, stable Bluetooth signal

      A clear, stable Bluetooth signal

      These earbuds utilise a powerful new Integrated Processor V2, which transmits a Bluetooth signal simultaneously to and from both ears, so you can enjoy a stable sound.These earbuds are ready for LE Audio (Beta version), a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.A) Conventional L to R Relay BT Transmission.B) WF-1000XM5 L/R Simultaneous BT Transmission

      Adjusts to the world around you

      Adjusts to the world around you

      Adaptive Sound Control senses where you are and what you’re doing, then uses AI to change ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it will learn your behaviour, recognise locations you visit often, and tailor the sound to suit your location.

      A new sound experience for AR gaming

      A new sound experience for AR gaming

      If you’re looking for new entertainment options beyond music and movies, the WF-1000XM5 uses new sensors and spatial sound technology to deliver immersive sound for Augmented Reality games like "Ingress" from Niantic.When playing "Ingress" with the WF-1000XM5, sensor and spatial sound technologies deliver a new experience: using head tracking, the sound is conveyed from different directions to line up perfectly with the action on the screen.

      Seamless music and audio notifications

      Seamless music and audio notifications

      Auto Play delivers music and audio notifications just when you need them. Music plays at your preferred timings, such as when you're putting your headphones on or starting to walk for a break, uplifting your mood effortlessly. Audio notification reminds you of all your important events, so your phone can stay safely in your pocket. Link with Spotify, Endel and Music apps to get your favourite music and relaxing soundscapes. Auto Play app is in Beta, which means its features and experiences might be changed and improved.

      Discover a new sound experience

      Talk and hear only ambient sound

      Talk and hear only ambient sound

      You can set Speak-to-Chat to pause the music as soon as you start speaking to someone, so you can hear just ambient sound and conduct a conversation – handy if you want to keep your headphones on or your hands are full. Once your chat is over, your music will start playing again automatically.

      Instant pause. Instant play.

      Instant pause. Instant play.

      1. Just take the earbuds out of your ears, and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds.2. Pop the earbuds back in, and the music starts again.

      Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

      Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

      With Quick Access, you can configure these wireless earbuds to resume Spotify music playback or Endel personalised soundscapes with two or three taps – with no need to touch your smartphone.

      Discover a new sound experience

      Control headphones with head gestures

      Control headphones with head gestures

      You can operate your earbuds using natural head gestures, like receiving or declining calls or operating Auto Play by nodding or shaking your head.

      Everything at your fingertips

      Everything at your fingertips

      Tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound, long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track. You can even turn the volume up or down by tapping four or more times in a row. With simple customisation available in the free Headphones Connect app you can assign your own functions to each earbud.

      Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

      Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

      To help protect your ears, you can check your volume compared to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). For example, when 80% of the WHO weekly sound pressure standard is reached, the volume will automatically drop to a level with less impact on your ear. If you want to track the benefits, you can visualise the time that noise cancellation has protected your ears from sounds that could harm your hearing.

      Explore Sony Headphones Connect

      How do you like to listen?

      How do you like to listen?

      With the Sony | Headphones Connect app, Ambient Sound Control lets you adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to allow focusing on voices. Thanks to the new Equaliser setting, you can adjust the sound to your preference by listening to and comparing your preferred sound quality within the app.

      Control with your voice

      Control with your voice

      Get hands-free help by saying “Ok Google" or “Alexa" to activate your preferred voice assistant. Then, listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control the features of your headphones, like noise cancellation with your voice.

      Find your headphones with Fast Pair

      Find your headphones with Fast Pair

      In one tap, the WF-1000XM5 enables quick, effortless Bluetooth pairing with your Android™ devices.You can even check to see where you last placed them.

      Easy pairing with your computer

      Easy pairing with your computer

      Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your headphones with your Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet. When pairing mode is selected, pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices.

      Water resistant for everyday use

      Water resistant for everyday use

      With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these headphones – so you can keep moving to the music.

      Listen all day, charge in minutes

      Listen all day, charge in minutes

      You can enjoy up to 8 hours of charge on your headphones and store another 16 hours in the case for a full 24 hours of listening every time you leave the house. And, for your convenience, a 3-minute quick charge will give you up to 60 minutes of play. The Sony | Headphones Connect app will notify you when your charging case drops below 30.

      Easy wireless charging with Qi technology

      Easy wireless charging with Qi technology

      Qi technology offers easy wireless charging. You can even use a smartphone with Qi technology and battery share function, like the latest Xperia models, to charge your headphones in their charging case.

      Aiming to achieve a smaller footprint

      Aiming to achieve a smaller footprint

      Inspired by the beauty of the world, Sony is playing its part to help preserve the Earth. We are accelerating numerous initiatives to benefit the environment to achieve a zero environmental footprint across the entire Sony Group by the year 2050.

      Recycled plastic materials

      Recycled plastic materials

      The WF-1000XM5 is constructed using a variety of recycled plastic materials.

      Packaging made from 100% paper materials

      Packaging made from 100% paper materials

      We continue to advance the adoption of Sony’s proprietary paper, Original Blended Material, for the packaging of our flagship headphone model, the 1000X series (the WF-1000XM5, WF-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM5). Original Blended Material is an environmentally conscious paper material made from bamboo, sugarcane fibres, and post-consumer recycled paper.

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      Size & Weight

      Weight

      Approx. 5.9 g x 2 (including earbud tips (M) )

      General Features

      Headphone Type

      Closed, dynamic

      Driver Unit

      8.4 mm

      Frequency Response(Bluetooth® Communication)

      20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling) / 20 Hz - 40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz sampling 990 kbps)

      Volume Control

      Yes

      Waterproof

      Yes (IPX4 equivalent)

      DSEE Extreme

      Yes

      AMBIENT SOUND MODE

      Yes

      Battery

      Battery Charge Time

      Approx. 1.5 Hrs

      Battery Charge Method

      USB charge / Wireless charge (with case)

      Battery Life(continuous music playback time)

      Max. 8 hrs (NC ON) / Max. 12 hrs (NC OFF)

      BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

      Max. 6 hrs (NC ON) / Max. 7 hrs (NC OFF)

      Bluetooth® Specification

      Bluetooth® version

      Bluetooth Specification Version 5.3

      Effective Range

      10 m

      Frequency Range

      2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)

      Profile

      A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, TMAP, CSIP, MCP, VCP, CCP

      Supported Audio Format(s)

      SBC, AAC, LDAC, LC3

      Supported Content Protection

      SCMS-T

      Noise Cancelling

      Ambient Sound Mode

      Yes

      Quick Attention

      Yes

      Charging Case

      Weight

      Approx. 39 g

      Dimension

      Approx. 64.6 x 40.0 x 26.5 mm

      Battery Charge Time

      Approx. 2 Hrs (USB charging)

  • Support